Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Myers Depot Metal Detectors
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Everything About Finds > Stories and Pictures of Finds

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-14-2018, 07:16 PM
Stiffwrists Stiffwrists is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,285
Default Research Paid Off. Silver #35 For the Year is Another First!

I've been playing around with https://www.historicaerials.com and came across this baseball field. Here is what it looked like in 1950 (that's the oldest aerial photo I could look at.) The other picture is what it looks like today. I put the Nel Thunder coil on and searched deep. Hit a few wheat pennies that got me hoping there was some silver to be found.. I came across a dream signal... 89-90 on the AT Max at 10 inches. Repeated from all angles and pinpointed tight. I cut out a larger than normal plug flap and when I lifted the flap back, saw a beautiful large reeded silver edge! Thought for sure I had another Walker. Turns out to be a 1953 Ben Franklin half. My first! Thanks for looking. Those big silvers are still out there to be found.
Attached Images
     

__________________
AT MAX, ACE 350, Garrett Carrot, Lesche
2018 Totals: Clad $446.14
Wheats: 264, Silver: 60, Silver Rings: 22
IH: 3, Buffalo/V/Shield: 13, Gold: 1


Last edited by Stiffwrists; 06-14-2018 at 08:04 PM.
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 06-14-2018, 07:33 PM
WyoTom's Avatar
WyoTom WyoTom is online now
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 1,783
Default

Awesome find! Still looking for my first franklin!

__________________
CTX3030 & XpDeus
YTD 2018 (197)Wheats (4)IHP (58)Silver coins
(9)Buffs (8)Vís (5)Tokens (5)Sterling
(3)Gold jewelry ($54.04)Clad

Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 06-14-2018, 07:36 PM
JAK's Avatar
JAK JAK is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Southeastern, PA
Posts: 2,601
Default

That's a great #35 for being a '53 half. Congrats!

__________________
Equinox 800

Oldest coin: 1760 Colonial Half Penny; Oldest US coin: 1796 Large Cent; Oldest US silver coin: 1861 Liberty Seat Dime; 2017 Y/E Clad: $616.38: 2018 Y/E: TBA

Coin record amounts found on one of various days: Quarters-113; Dimes-86; Nickels-53

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 06-14-2018, 07:58 PM
woodbutcher's Avatar
woodbutcher woodbutcher is online now
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Indiana county, Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,669
Default

Nice half! Those bens arenít as plentiful as other halves,,Congrats on the save.
Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 06-14-2018, 10:30 PM
Steve77's Avatar
Steve77 Steve77 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lakeview, Michigan
Posts: 1,422
Default

Nice detective work! you can barely see the infield on that newer aerial, without the older picture it wouldn't have been easy to figure out!

__________________
Nox 600, AT Pro, Whites TRX, Modified Fiskars, Stealth 720i
Jewelry:Gold(2) Silver(13) Coins:Silvers(17) Buffalo(5) V Nicklels(3) IH(3)
Tokens(6) Returns(2)

Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 06-14-2018, 10:56 PM
longbow62 longbow62 is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Posts: 201
Default

Awesome find! Glad your research paid off with a big silver.

__________________
Whites XLT, Nokta Impact, Garrett Carrot, Grey Ghost headphones. Oldest coin: 1851 Seated Dime, Total silver coins: 25, Total rings: 1, 2018 silver: 18

Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 06-14-2018, 10:57 PM
Mud-puppy's Avatar
Mud-puppy Mud-puppy is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: West Michigan area
Posts: 10,885
Default

Now thats a trophy of a find there Stiffy! Wild dirt BF Halfs are harder to find than Walkers ...Great post and pics and research to track down that elusive Bald Head Ben! Akin to stalking and harvesting P&Y Elk with a home made recurve!...Congratulations and very happy for you! Surgical!

__________________

Detecting is the study of Mankinds interaction with topography, the untrustworthiness of pockets, and metals desire to return to the Earth from whence it came.

Reply With Quote


  #8  
Old 06-14-2018, 11:13 PM
LandOLincoln's Avatar
LandOLincoln LandOLincoln is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Rockford
Posts: 434
Default

Great find! And research pays off! Thanks a ton for sharing that website!!!

__________________
2018 rookie year, Clad ($109.49), wheats (182), IH (2) AG (58) Gold (1) Buffs (1)
Nox800, Nox 600, whites trx, profind 15


Last edited by LandOLincoln; 06-14-2018 at 11:31 PM.
Reply With Quote


  #9  
Old 06-15-2018, 06:49 AM
Dewsweeper894's Avatar
Dewsweeper894 Dewsweeper894 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,370
Default

Oh my ...Big Ben 👍
Congradulations
,Dew

__________________
Minelab ETrac & Tesoro V , 2018 YTD Totals - S = 119
WP = 225, IHP = 4, Buffs 3, CL = 177.17

Reply With Quote


  #10  
Old 06-15-2018, 06:59 AM
E-TRAC-OHIO's Avatar
E-TRAC-OHIO E-TRAC-OHIO is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio
Posts: 1,377
Default

A rare find indeed - congrats on the Franklin Half !

I've found (7) Walking Half's and (26) Kennedy Half's but I've never found a Franklin.

__________________
XP Deus * Minelab E-Trac
Oldest Coin - 1724 K.G. Half Penny * Oldest Silver Coin - 1783 Half Real

Reply With Quote


  #11  
Old 06-15-2018, 09:33 AM
Captain Silver's Avatar
Captain Silver Captain Silver is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Silver Beach CT
Posts: 17,318
Default

Congrats on finding big Ben for the first time...nice dig!

__________________
Minelab FBS & BBS detectors-GG & D/C headphones-Garrett Propointers & SunRay X1 Probe...I listen to Slayer because punching people in the face is not socially acceptable

Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.